You’ve heard of Christmas in July. That’s when all the stores have huge, blow-out sales. Well, our family celebrated Christmas in March!
This year for Christmas, instead of the traditional “stuff” under the tree, we gave Grandson’s #1, #2 and #3 a memory. It began with these 3 walking sticks that Grandpa made for each of the boys. These walking sticks were made from sticks that Grandpa and Grandma brought back from a hiking trip to Big Bend National Park.
The next piece of the puzzle was hiking boots given to the boys by Aunt Alyssa.
Last, each grandson opened a small box with 3 fossils we had collected from a previous trip to Big Bend. Included was a note that read: These fossils are from the Big Bend area. This year for Christmas you are receiving a trip to Big Bend. Grandpa, Grandma & Aunt Alyssa are taking you to Big Bend for Spring Break.
As each of the boys read their notes words like, “awesome, cool and how did you think of this,” came out of their jaw-dropping mouths. There were also huge smiles on everyone’s face, including mine.
Instead of a toy that they would have long ago forgotten, we wanted to give our Grandsons a “Memory” for Christmas. Here they are celebrating Christmas in March.
Come on back next week, when I share a FREE printable book: Going on a Hike. In the up coming weeks, I’ll also share some of the great memories you can make while exploring Big Bend.
What’s the best gift you’ve ever given?
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